By Stanley Ove Jr – EM TV New,s Port Moresby
The Department of Works has introduced soil stabilisation as a way forward to minimise the degrading of road networks throughout the country.
The process, which mixes river gravel with cement and lime materials, will produce a stronger and durable base for road construction and is set to rehabilitate damaged roads in Lae, Morobe province.
Works Secretary, David Wereh, upon visiting the biggest stabilisation quarry in Lae yesterday, said the process best suits areas like Lae where rainwater has played a big part in destroying most of its roads.
The Nadzab to Lae Highway is the first road to use the stabilisation process, and is set to be completed by October this year.
Wereh also announced that parts of the Highlands Highway would also be rehabilitated using the stabilisation process.